IHOP's New Brioche French Toast

IHOP's New Brioche French Toast - Yummy

Tis' no secret that we have a passion for all things sweet.

Come they in the shape of our favorite Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence or come they in the form of Indian Burfis, Kheers and Halwas or American Brioche French Toast, crepes and pastries, we love 'em all.

So when the American restaurant chain IHOP launched three varieties of Brioche French Toast yesterday, we hotfooted over to the nearest location.

Barring some minor snafus, overall the 30-mile round-trip was worth it .

Brioche French Toast

Launched on April 15, 2013, IHOP's Brioche French Toast comes in three flavors - Berry Berry, Peaches and Cream and Bananas Foster.

Though positioned as a breakfast item, Brioche French Toast is available all day.

Brioche French Toast is available both as a stand alone item ($5.99) and as a combo with Egg ($6.99) Bacon & Eggs, Sausage & Eggs, Ham & Eggs ($7.99), ultimate Bacon & Sausage ($8.99).

 IHOP Brioche French Toast- Image © DelawareIndia.comBrioche French Toast
Since we love Berry Berry and Peaches more than Bananas, we ordered the Berry-Berry Brioche French Toast ($5.99) and Peaches & Cream Brioche French Toast Egg (over hard) Combo ($6.99).

What's a visit to IHOP without indulging in their Crepes. So Garden Stuffed Crepes ($7.99) and Strawberry Banana Danish Fruit Crepes ($7.49) and Coffee were added to our order of Brioche French Toast.

Lukewarm Coffee landed on the table in a flask along with a mug within two minutes.

It took about 25 minutes for Brioche French Toasts, Savory and Sweet Crepes to land on the table. They were all served together.

Berry Berry Brioche French Toast

Berry Berry Brioche French Toast included three thick round slices of french bread toast on a bed of strawberry sauce.

It was topped with strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream and powdered sugar.

 IHOP Berry Berry Brioche French Toast - Image © DelawareIndia.comBerry Berry Brioche French Toast - $5.99
The good folks at Wiki describe Brioche bread as "a highly enriched bread of French origin, whose high egg and butter content give it a rich and tender crumb."

Brioche Bread is more of a snack, if you ask me. Not for those with robust appetites!

Berry Berry Brioche French Toast was yummy both in the presentation department and taste-wise.

Neatly grilled, the bread was a delicious treat that quickly melted in the mouth.

But I'd consider the $5.99 price a trifle high.

Nutrition Info for Berry Berry French Toast

Calories - 770
Fat Calories - 260
Total Fat (g) - 29
Saturated Fat(g) - 9
Trans Fat(g) - 0
Cholesterol (mg) - 165
Sodium (mg) - 950
Total Carbohydrates (g) - 114
Fiber (g) - 6
Sugar (g) - 40
Protein (g) - 18

Peaches & Cream Brioche French Toast

As requested, our Peaches & Cream Brioche French Toast sauntered in as a combo in the company of eggs and hash browns.

Peaches & Cream Brioche French Toast Egg combo included two thick round slices of french bread toast, sitting prettily on a bed of peach sauce.

 IHOP Peaches and Cream French Toast - Image © DelawareIndia.comPeaches & Cream Brioche French Toast - $6.99
It included six peach slices, vanilla cream and whipped topping.

Peaches & Cream Brioche French Toast was delicious and disappeared in no time.

But IHOP shortchanged us by not including the crunchy honey-roasted pecans promised in the menu.

Such misses suggest an inept kitchen still struggling with the new items.

As if that was not enough, the eggs were disappointing.

 IHOP Peaches and Cream French Toast - Image © DelawareIndia.comEgg and Hash Browns
Our request for over hard eggs on both sides fell on deaf ears.

And the egg oozed yellow yoke as we tried to cut a piece. :(

 IHOP Egg and Hash Browns - Image © DelawareIndia.comMessed up Over Hard Egg
Hash browns though crisp were salty and we did not relish it one bit.

Come on, how difficult is it for a kitchen to get the hash browns right?

Nutrition Info for Egg Combo w/ Peaches & Cream French Toast

Calories - 1190
Fat Calories - 610
Total Fat (g) - 68
Saturated Fat(g) -18
Trans Fat(g) - 1
Cholesterol (mg) - 710
Sodium (mg) - 1630
Total Carbohydrates (g) - 113
Fiber (g) - 8
Sugar (g) - 39
Protein (g) - 35

Garden Stuffed Crepes

A bit disappointed with missing crunchy honey-roasted pecans, the messed up over hard egg and salty hash browns, we shuffled over to Garden Stuffed Crepes.

Priced at $7.99, Garden Stuffed Crepes included two crepes with spinach, mushrooms, egg and cheese stuffing and topped with hollandaise and diced tomatoes.

 IHOP Garden Stuffed Crepes - Image © DelawareIndia.comGarden Stuffed Creape - $7.99
Although mushrooms overwhelmed the other ingredients, the Garden Stuffed Crepes were still a flavorful delight.

Nutrition Info for Garden Stuffed Crepes

Calories - 1090
Fat Calories - 720
Total Fat (g) - 80
Saturated Fat(g) - 27
Trans Fat(g) - 1
Cholesterol (mg) - 795
Sodium (mg) - 1450
Total Carbohydrates (g) - 51
Fiber (g) - 5
Sugar (g) - 16
Protein (g) - 44
Allergens - Diary, Soy, Wheat, Eggs, Gluten

Strawberry Banana Danish Fruit Crepes

Strawberry Banana Danish Fruit Crepes included two layered crepes with strawberry and cream stuffing and strawberry, sliced banana and whipped cream topping.

 IHOP Strawberry Banana Danish Fruit Crepes - Image © DelawareIndia.comStrawberry Banana Danish Fruit Crepes - $7.49
It was delicious.

Kids will go delirious over this!

Be warned though that this item is too rich in calories, as with most items we ordered during our visit!

Nutrition Info for Strawberry Banana Danish Fruit Crepes

Calories - 970
Fat Calories - 510
Total Fat (g) - 56
Saturated Fat(g) - 26
Trans Fat(g) - 2
Cholesterol (mg) - 230
Sodium (mg) - 730
Total Carbohydrates (g) - 106
Fiber (g) - 7
Sugar (g) - 49
Protein (g) - 15
Allergens - Diary, Soy, Wheat, Eggs, Gluten

Service Gripes

If a restaurant can't deliver on hot coffee, the kitchen staff should pronto be dispatched for retraining.

IHOP was found badly wanting in the coffee department.

One of the reasons I so love diners is because the coffee is piping hot.

Our waitress was clueless about the price of the non-combo version of the Brioche French Toast.

"I have no idea," she proudly told us and returned a few minutes later with the information!

Thankfully, our other waiter was a better informed fella who went out of his way to be helpful.

IHOP Brioche French Toast Rating

I'd recommend the combo deal for the Brioche French Toasts as they are better value for money. - © DelawareIndia.com

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